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WRDW: Augusta caretaker indicted after abusing an elderly person's bank account

December 05, 2014
RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Richmond County Grand Jury has indicted an Augusta caretaker for abusing an elderly person. Patsy Sheppard has been indicted on three counts of exploitation of an elder person, and one county of an attempted exploitation of an elder person, Attorney General, Sam Olens said....

NBC26: Winners of "We're Not Gonna Take It" prescription drug abuse video contest announced

December 04, 2014
ATLANTA, Ga. - In September, Attorney General Sam Olens challenged teens in Georgia to create videos raising awareness for prescription drug abuse. Now, the videos have been judged and the winners of the “We're Not Gonna Take It” video contest have been announced.

Attorney General Olens Announces Indictment of Augusta Caretaker for Elder Abuse

December 05, 2014
December 5, 2014 On December 2, 2014, a Richmond County Grand Jury issued an indictment against Patsy Sheppard of Augusta, Ga., on three counts of Exploitation of an Elder Person, O.C.G.A. § 16-5-102(a), and one count of Attempted Exploitation of an Elder Person, O.C.G.A. § 16-5-102(a) and O.C.G.A. § 16-4-1....

Attorney General Olens Announces Winners of Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Video Contest

December 04, 2014
December 4, 2014 Today, Attorney General Sam Olens announced at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Marietta, Ga., the winners of the “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” video contest aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among teens. The winning video was produced by Walton students Adam Schimdt and Vaughn Smith....

Execution Order Signed for Man Convicted of Murdering a Baldwin County Deputy Sheriff

November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014 Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens offers the following information in the case against Robert Wayne Holsey, who is currently scheduled to be executed on December 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. for the murder of Deputy Will Robinson.

Former Kennesaw State Department Head and Associates Plead Guilty to Kickback Scheme

November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014 Former Kennesaw State University (KSU) employee Gerald Donaldson and his associates Joseph Eto, Ramon Morgan, Don Thomas and Lionel Elder have pleaded guilty in Cobb County Superior Court to offenses relating to their fraudulent billing of KSU for over $686,000.

Atlanta OB/GYN Convicted of Medicaid Fraud Ordered to Repay $300,000 in Stolen Medicaid Funds

November 17, 2014
November 17, 2014 On November 13, 2014, Judge Christopher S. Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court ordered convicted felon Nathaniel Johnson, of Atlanta, to repay the State of Georgia $300,000 in stolen Medicaid funds.

Two Charged with Falsely Billing Georgia Medicaid for Over $977K

November 10, 2014
November 10, 2014 On Thursday, November 6, 2014, a Cobb County Grand Jury charged Matthew David Harrell and Andrea Lillie Barrett with one count of Medicaid Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)), one count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-21), and one count each of Identity Fraud (O.C.G.A. §...